David E. Colmenero and Alex J. Pilawski

About this Webinar


Texas tax law is forever evolving. As such, there are developments tax practitioners may be aware of because they are final and public, and those they may not yet be aware of because they are still pending. This presentation will focus on important cases working their way through the judicial system and some administrative developments that practitioners may yet not be aware of given their pending status and discuss their potential implications.

Key Topics

Important Cases Pending in Texas Courts

Important Pending Administrative Developments

Potential Implications for Tax Practitioners and Taxpayers Associated with these Pending Matters

Discover Potential Opportunities and Pitfalls that May Exist


Course Level: Intermediate
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CPE Credit:
1.20 Hrs.
MCLE Credit:
1.00 Hr.

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About the Speakers

David E. Colmenero, J.D., LL.M., CPA


Mr. Colmenero has experience in litigation and practices primarily in the State Tax Controversy and Litigation and State Tax Planning areas. He represents individuals, closely held businesses, and large corporations in all forums for Texas tax litigation, including the State Office of Administrative Hearings, District Court, the Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in IRS audits, appeals, and litigation in the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts and the United States Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Colmenero was previously a tax auditor for the State of Texas and, as a lawyer, has successfully represented taxpayers in contested proceedings involving sales and use tax, franchise tax, motor fuels tax, motor vehicle tax, mixed beverage taxes, employment tax and others. Mr. Colmenero represents taxpayers through contested Texas tax proceedings including audits, Independent Audit Review Conferences, administrative proceedings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings and in State court litigation. Mr. Colmenero has been extensively involved in challenging various aspects of Texas Comptroller franchise tax assessments and refund denials and in planning business structures and business transactions to mitigate exposure to the revised franchise tax.

Read his full bio: here. You can contact Mr. Colmenero at 214-744-3700 or by email at dcolmenero@meadowscollier.com.

Alex J. Pilawski, J.D.


Mr. Pilawski practices in the areas of State Tax Controversy and Litigation, State Tax Planning, and Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Pilawski's State Tax Controversy and Litigation practice focuses on representing taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts involving sales and use tax, mixed beverage tax, and franchise tax, among others. He has extensive experience working with taxpayers to successfully resolve disputes in contested proceedings through administrative hearings and in Texas state court. He also assists taxpayers in remedying noncompliance with Texas taxes, including guiding them through the Texas Comptroller’s Voluntary Disclosure program.

His State Tax Planning practice involves assisting taxpayers in structuring their business and transactions to minimize exposure to franchise tax.

Read his full bio: here. You can contact Mr. Pilawski at 214-744-3700 or by email at apilawski@meadowscollier.com.